Quotations that match 'vietnam'.

George W. had a plan. He arranged to join the Air National Guard in Texas, which meant he would not be sent to Vietnam.
[ Air Arranged George Guard Had Join Meant National Plan Sent Texas Vietnam Which Would]
My mind-set is Munich. Most of my generation's is Vietnam.
[ Generation Most Munich Vietnam]
The Vietnamese people deeply love independence, freedom and peace. But in the face of United States aggression they have risen up, united as one man.
[ Aggression Deeply Face Freedom Independence Love Man Peace Risen States United Up Vietnamese]
Back in the old Corp, we weren't training those privates to infiltrate into the peacetime Marine Corp. We were training those privates to go to Vietnam.
[ Back Corp Go Infiltrate Into Marine Old Peacetime Privates Those Training Vietnam Were Weren]
There are two types of courage involved with what I did. When it comes to picking up a rifle, millions of people are capable of doing that, as we see in Iraq or Vietnam. But when it comes to risking their careers, or risking being invited to lunch by the establishment, it turns out that's remarkably rare.
[ Being Capable Careers Comes Courage Did Doing Establishment Invited Involved Iraq Lunch Millions Out Picking Rare Remarkably Rifle Risking See Their Turns Two Types Up Vietnam]
Everybody respects the Vietnam Veterans of America.
[ America Everybody Respects Veterans Vietnam]
Militarily, we succeeded in Vietnam. We won every engagement we were involved in out there.
[ Engagement Every Involved Militarily Out Succeeded Vietnam Were Won]
And the Blue Angels are coming back to scare the local population. I remember seeing old Vietnamese women ducking under the benches in Washington Square; they thought they were back in the war.
[ Angels Back Benches Blue Coming Local Old Population Remember Scare Seeing Square Thought Under Vietnamese War Washington Were Women]
I wrote a novel about the combat experiences I didn't have in Vietnam.
[ Combat Experiences Novel Vietnam Wrote]
John Kerry's service did not end in Vietnam. It began there.
[ Began Did End John Kerry Service Vietnam]
The brave men who died in Vietnam, more than 100% of which were black, were the ultimate sacrifice.
[ Black Brave Died Men More Sacrifice Than Ultimate Vietnam Were Which]
When I was a boy we didn't wake up with Vietnam and have Cyprus for lunch and the Congo for dinner.
[ Boy Congo Cyprus Dinner Lunch Up Vietnam Wake]
During the Fifties, political and military activities in Vietnam were heavily influenced by the French, who as recent colonial masters, made all-important decisions.
[ Activities Colonial Decisions During Fifties French Heavily Influenced Made Masters Military Political Recent Vietnam Were]
I always felt more emotionally attached to Cambodia than I did to Vietnam.
[ Always Attached Cambodia Did Emotionally Felt More Than Vietnam]
We wait here to meet the Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam to discuss together a ceremony of orderly transfer of power so as to avoid any unnecessary bloodshed in the population.
[ Any Avoid Bloodshed Ceremony Discuss Government Here Meet Orderly Population Power Provisional Revolutionary South Together Transfer Unnecessary Vietnam Wait]
Johnson had been the most powerful man in the world, yet the North Vietnamese and the Vietcong had resisted, overcome his power, broken his will.
[ Been Broken Had His Johnson Man Most North Overcome Power Powerful Resisted Vietnamese Will World Yet]
So, I've never been politically correct, even before that term was available to us, and I have really identified with other people who don't want to be read as just a black poet, or just a woman poet, or just someone who represents a cause, an anti-Vietnam war poet.
[ Available Been Before Black Cause Correct Even Identified Just Never Other Poet Politically Read Really Represents Someone Term Us Want War Woman]
It was definitely a part of our life. I mean, my mom had both her brothers and her fiancee in Vietnam at the same time, so it wasn't just my dad's story, it was my mom's story too. And we definitely grew up listening to the stories. War
[ Both Brothers Dad Definitely Fiancee Grew Had Her Just Life Listening Mean Mom Our Part Same Stories Story Time Too Up Vietnam]
It's a weird scene. You win a few baseball games and all of a sudden you're surrounded by reporters and TV men with cameras asking you about Vietnam and race relations.
[ Asking Baseball Cameras Few Games Men Race Relations Reporters Scene Sudden Surrounded Tv Vietnam Weird Win]
As Bill Clinton said so eloquently at the convention, during Vietnam there was a chance to serve; there was a chance not to serve.
[ Bill Chance Clinton Convention During Eloquently Said Serve Vietnam]
I'm not a pacifist. I was very much for the war against Hitler and I also supported the intervention in Korea, but in this war we went in there to steal Vietnam.
[ Against Also Hitler Intervention Korea Much Pacifist Steal Supported Very Vietnam War Went]
I had a lot of fun in Cambodia, much more so in Cambodia than Vietnam.
[ Cambodia Fun Had Lot More Much Than Vietnam]
Since There are so many questions about what the president was doing over 30 years ago, what is it that he did after his honorable discharge from the National Guard? Did he make speeches alongside Jane Fonda denouncing America's racist war in Vietnam?
[ After Ago Alongside America Denouncing Did Discharge Doing Fonda Guard His Honorable Jane Make Many National Over President Questions Since Speeches Vietnam War Years]
I think Operation Smile is in more than 22 countries, mostly Third World. It just happened that my schedule opened up at the time they were heading to Vietnam.
[ Countries Happened Heading Just More Mostly Opened Operation Schedule Smile Than Think Third Time Up Vietnam Were World]
Certainly the Australians were buried in Korea. But I think that from Vietnam on, all the killed were brought home to America or to Australia, in our case.
[ America Australia Australians Brought Buried Case Certainly Home Killed Korea Our Think Vietnam Were]
I could have ended the war in a month. I could have made North Vietnam look like a mud puddle.
[ Could Ended Look Made Month Mud North Vietnam War]
The crusades of Vietnam and Watergate seemed like a good idea at the time, even a noble one, not only to the press but perhaps to a majority of Americans.
[ Americans Crusades Even Good Idea Majority Noble Only Perhaps Press Seemed Time Vietnam Watergate]
Vietnam was as much a laboratory experiment as a war.
[ Experiment Laboratory Much Vietnam War]
When I took command in Vietnam, I gave great emphasis to food and medical care - and to the mail.
[ Care Command Emphasis Food Gave Great Mail Medical Took Vietnam]
I went to Kent State basically to avoid going to Vietnam, I had no idea what I was doing in the world. I was lost, and trying not to get into a fight every day.
[ Avoid Basically Day Doing Every Fight Get Going Had Idea Into Kent Lost State Trying Vietnam Went World]
It seems to be that when these communist regimes take over - if you look at the example of Vietnam or Cambodia or Nicaragua - that even in conditions of peace they don't seem to be able to figure out how to support their people, and the human suffering is enormous.
[ Able Cambodia Communist Conditions Enormous Even Example Figure How Human Look Nicaragua Out Over Peace Regimes Seem Seems Suffering Support Take Their These Vietnam]
In point of fact all Americans are automatically turned down by China these days because of the escalation of Johnson's war in Vietnam, which several times has intruded into China.
[ Americans Automatically Because China Days Down Escalation Fact Into Johnson Point Several These Times Turned Vietnam War Which]
And just as there was something of every Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh so there is something of Ho Chi Minh in almost every present-day Vietnamese, so strong is his imprint on the Vietnamese nation.
[ Almost Chi Every His Ho Imprint Just Minh Nation Present-Day Present-Day Something Strong Vietnamese]
My film is not a movie; it's not about Vietnam. It is Vietnam.
[ Film Movie Vietnam]
More than half the combat deaths in Vietnam occurred after Richard Nixon was elected on a promise to bring the war to an end, and after the American people had already decided that they did not want one more soldier to die in Vietnam.
[ After Already American Bring Combat Deaths Decided Did Die Elected End Had Half More Nixon Occurred Promise Richard Soldier Than Vietnam Want War]
The object of my relationship with Vietnam has been to heal the wounds that exist, particularly among our veterans, and to move forward with a positive relationship,... Apparently some in the Vietnamese government don't want to do that and that's their decision.
[ Among Apparently Been Decision Exist Forward Government Heal Move Object Our Particularly Positive Relationship Some Their Veterans Vietnam Vietnamese Want Wounds]
I would not trade you a billion dollars for the kids I led to combat in Vietnam or in fact any of the Marines that I served with for a quarter of a century.
[ Any Billion Century Combat Dollars Fact Kids Led Marines Quarter Served Trade Vietnam Would]
My opposition to the Vietnam War. I was the first Hollywood actor to speak out against it.
[ Actor Against First Hollywood Opposition Out Speak Vietnam War]
South Vietnam had to be built from scratch and, from the very beginning, depended far too much on the Western superpowers. As in the case of a person on public welfare, this dependency, which became greater with each day, was quite difficult to shake.
[ Became Beginning Built Case Day Depended Dependency Difficult Each Far Greater Had Much Person Public Quite Scratch Shake South Superpowers Too Very Vietnam Welfare Western Which]
Vietnam is often called our only uncensored war, but that only means that the government wasn't vetting the pictures and words.
[ Called Government Means Often Only Our Pictures Uncensored Vietnam War Words]
I was so opposed to the war in Vietnam that I initially refused President Nixon's urgings for me to go there.
[ Go Initially Nixon Opposed President Refused Vietnam War]
What they fear, I think rightly, is that traditional Vietnamese society cannot survive the American economic and cultural impact.
[ American Cannot Cultural Economic Fear Impact Rightly Society Survive Think Traditional Vietnamese]
I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy. War
[ Against Been Believe Credit Deserve Difficult Enemy Given Men Served Uniform Unorthodox Vietnam War]
Our purpose in Vietnam is to prevent the success of aggression. It is not conquest, it is not empire, it is not foreign bases, it is not domination. It is, simply put, just to prevent the forceful conquest of South Vietnam by North Vietnam.
[ Aggression Bases Conquest Domination Empire Forceful Foreign Just North Our Prevent Purpose Put Simply South Success Vietnam]
Under this scientific and moral pressure, the Canadian government conceded publicly that the use of these weapons in Vietnam was, in their view, a contravention of the Geneva Protocol.
[ Canadian Conceded Geneva Government Moral Pressure Protocol Publicly Scientific Their These Under Use Vietnam View Weapons]
I got my head bashed in at a demonstration against the Vietnam War. Police were losing control because they were up against a world they really didn't understand.
[ Against Because Control Demonstration Got Head Losing Police Really Understand Up Vietnam War Were World]
Fonda was neither wrong nor unconscionable in what she said and did in North Vietnam.
[ Did Fonda Neither Nor North Said She Unconscionable Vietnam Wrong]
If the Mets can win the World Series, the United States can get out of Vietnam.
[ Get Mets Out Series States United Vietnam Win World]
When the soldiers came home from Vietnam, there were no parades, no celebrations. So they built the Vietnam Memorial for themselves.
[ Built Came Celebrations Home Memorial Parades Soldiers Themselves Vietnam Were]
The crimes committed by the North Vietnamese regime against the Vietnamese people were minor compared to the crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge against the Cambodians, but for us on the left they were emotionally far more significant.
[ Against Committed Compared Crimes Emotionally Far Khmer Left Minor More North Regime Rouge Significant Us Vietnamese Were]
We've committed many war crimes in Vietnam - but I'll tell you something interesting about that. We were committing war crimes in World War II, before the Nuremberg trials were held and the principle of war crimes was stated.
[ Before Committed Committing Crimes Held Ii Interesting Many Nuremberg Principle Something Stated Tell Trials Vietnam War Were World]
Better still - your history has shown how powerful a moral catharsis expressed through popular resistance to injustice can sometimes be; I have in mind the grassroots opposition to the Vietnam War.
[ Better Catharsis Expressed Grassroots History How Injustice Mind Moral Opposition Popular Powerful Resistance Shown Sometimes Still Through Vietnam War Your]
South Vietnam faces total defeat, and soon.
[ Defeat Faces Soon South Total Vietnam]
I was proud of the youths who opposed the war in Vietnam because they were my babies.
[ Babies Because Opposed Proud Vietnam War Were Youths]
I'm happy that I'm alive. I feel like someone coming back from Vietnam, you know; I'm sure that later on I'll start killing people in a square somewhere, but right now, I just feel happy to be alive.
[ Alive Back Coming Feel Happy Just Killing Know Later Now Right Someone Somewhere Square Start Sure Vietnam]
These men were wrongfully rejected, the veterans. The fighting man should never have been blamed for Vietnam.
[ Been Blamed Fighting Man Men Never Rejected Should These Veterans Vietnam Were Wrongfully]
I'm not so sure that people consider homelessness to be as important as, say, the Vietnam War. One should never even try to equate them because, of course, they're tragedies on both sides of the coin.
[ Because Both Coin Consider Course Equate Even Homelessness Important Never Say Should Sides Sure Them Tragedies Try Vietnam War]
I'm sure it is, I'm not for any kind of war, we've been engaged in several wars since the second world war and we lost in Korea, we lost in Vietnam, they are political wars, they have nothing to do with any real threat, nor does this one.
[ Any Been Does Engaged Kind Korea Lost Nor Nothing Political Real Second Several Since Sure Threat Vietnam War Wars World]
But although Australia was also involved in the Vietnam conflict, I can remember my dad telling us that if we were in Australia, we wouldn't be drafted until we were 20.
[ Also Although Australia Conflict Dad Drafted Involved Remember Telling Until Us Vietnam Were]
Emmy Lou Harris introduced me to the work of the Vietnam Veterans of America foundation and the Campaign for a Land Mine Free World.
[ America Campaign Emmy Foundation Free Harris Introduced Land Lou Mine Veterans Vietnam Work World]
I remember serving in Vietnam in that war, and many of us at the major Lieutenant Colonel, colonel level were frustrated that no one in the U.S. wanted to debate it that way.
[ Colonel Debate Frustrated Level Lieutenant Major Many Remember Serving Us Vietnam Wanted War Way Were]
When it came to political power, blacks need not apply. Add to this steaming stew the growing tensions over the Vietnam War and the movement for civil rights, and you had plenty of elements to fire the imagination of a novice journalist.
[ Add Apply Blacks Came Civil Elements Fire Growing Had Imagination Journalist Movement Need Novice Over Plenty Political Power Rights Stew Tensions Vietnam War]
From its inception, South Vietnam was only considered to be an outpost in the war against communism.
[ Against Communism Considered Inception Only South Vietnam War]
Vietnam was a lie but at least there was a political agenda. It was the domino theory. Iraq is about nothing but George Bush's ego laced with imperialist ambitions. And it was helped by your government.
[ Agenda Ambitions Bush Domino Ego George Government Helped Imperialist Iraq Laced Least Lie Nothing Political Theory Vietnam Your]
The American invasion did not succeed in Vietnam, and will never succeed in Iraq.
[ American Did Invasion Iraq Never Succeed Vietnam Will]
I went to Vietnam; it was my first assignment as a reporter for the UPI, and I never could get away from the war.
[ Assignment Away Could First Get Never Reporter Vietnam War Went]
I have been to several wars to draw. I went to Vietnam. And made drawings in Vietnam during that period of the war there, and found that to be a very very sad situation.
[ Been Draw Drawings During Found Made Period Sad Several Situation Very Vietnam War Wars Went]
I was with some Vietnamese recently, and some of them were smoking two cigarettes at the same time. That's the kind of customers we need!
[ Cigarettes Customers Kind Need Recently Same Smoking Some Them Time Two Vietnamese Were]
Back then when Chomsky and Herman wrote, the left, myself among them, all knew that something terrible was happening in Vietnam, though most now claim to remember otherwise.
[ Among Back Claim Happening Herman Knew Left Most Myself Now Otherwise Remember Something Terrible Them Then Though Vietnam Wrote]
We are trying to remake Vietnamese society, a task which certainly cannot be accomplished by force and which probably cannot be accomplished by any means available to outsiders.
[ Accomplished Any Available Cannot Certainly Force Means Outsiders Probably Remake Society Task Trying Vietnamese Which]
You remember all those phrases about how "these people" - Asians - don't value human life like we do. Well if you spend any time around them, you discover that they love their children just as much as we love ours. That is certainly true of the Vietnamese.
[ Any Around Asians Certainly Children Discover How Human Just Life Love Much Ours Phrases Remember Spend Their Them These Those Time True Value Vietnamese Well]
The entire deaths of Vietnam died in vain. And they're dying in vain right this very second. And you know what's worse than a soldier dying in vain? It's more soldiers dying in vain. That's what's worse.
[ Deaths Died Dying Entire Know More Right Second Soldier Soldiers Than Vain Very Vietnam Worse]
No one is immune from the larger events of his or her time - the Depression, World War II, civil rights, Vietnam, the spring of 1989 in China. These events intrude upon our lives and radically affect our directions.
[ Affect China Civil Depression Directions Events Her His Ii Immune Intrude Larger Lives Our Radically Rights Spring These Time Upon Vietnam War World]
The war in Vietnam I thought a dreadful mistake.
[ Dreadful Mistake Thought Vietnam War]
I felt just overwhelmed by input: the Vietnam war and the collapse of the '60s and the proliferation of media' it just felt like everything was too much to handle and you just tuned out.
[ Collapse Everything Felt Handle Input Just Media Much Out Overwhelmed Proliferation Too Tuned Vietnam War]
The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It's over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam.
[ American Assassination Car Dream Dreams Fantasies Gas Images Kennedy Longer More Nightmares Now Out Over Run Stopped Supplies Vietnam Watergate World]
After the 1954 Geneva international conference, Vietnam was divided into two parts. On paper, North and South Vietnam were twin countries born at the same moment.
[ After Born Conference Countries Divided Geneva International Into Moment North Paper Parts Same South Twin Two Vietnam Were]
If the war has faded into history, democracy's defeat in Vietnam has left deep marks in the consciousness of both nations.
[ Both Consciousness Deep Defeat Democracy Faded History Into Left Marks Nations Vietnam War]
The fact is that the Vietnamese held Americans after 1973.
[ After Americans Fact Held Vietnamese]
Had there been a reporter along with Lieutenant Calley when he massacred those people in Vietnam, I think that probably wouldn't have happened.
[ Along Been Had Happened Lieutenant Probably Reporter Think Those Vietnam]
I did three tours in Vietnam. I guess a total of about almost two years.
[ Almost Did Guess Three Total Tours Two Vietnam Years]
My solution to the problem would be to tell the North Vietnamese Communists frankly that they've got to drawn in their horns and stop their aggression or we're going to bomb them into the stone age.
[ Age Aggression Bomb Communists Drawn Frankly Going Got Horns Into North Problem Solution Stone Stop Tell Their Them Vietnamese Would]
In revealing the workings of government that led to the Vietnam War, the newspapers nobly did precisely that which the Founders hoped and trusted they would do.
[ Did Founders Government Hoped Led Newspapers Nobly Precisely Revealing Trusted Vietnam War Which Workings Would]
I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.
[ Both Courage Includes Just Learned Military Patriotism Protest Saw Service Stop Struggle Vietnam War]
Your generation and mine have had very little real experience; we've been severed from the direct experience of war by some very good things. By the end of the draft, and by the defeat in Vietnam.
[ Been Defeat Direct Draft End Experience Generation Good Had Little Mine Real Severed Some Things Very Vietnam War Your]
I wasn't for Vietnam. When I told that to the hippie newspaper, all my people got nervous.
[ Got Hippie Nervous Newspaper Told Vietnam]
I wanted to have the opportunity to travel to Vietnam and Sydney, and have the chance to work there.
[ Chance Opportunity Sydney Travel Vietnam Wanted Work]
I was caught up in the hysteria during the Vietnam era, which was brought about through Marxist propaganda underlying the so-called peace movement.
[ Brought Caught During Era Hysteria Marxist Movement Peace Propaganda So-Called Through Underlying Up Vietnam Which]
I'd like President Bush to think maybe there's another way to think, that maybe Kissinger was wrong when he says we had to go in there because he was wrong about Vietnam.
[ Another Because Bush Go Had Kissinger Maybe President Says Think Vietnam Way Wrong]
I'm sure that President Johnson would never have pursued the war in Vietnam if he'd ever had a Fulbright to Japan, or say Bangkok, or had any feeling for what these people are like and why they acted the way they did. He was completely ignorant.
[ Acted Any Bangkok Completely Did Ever Feeling Had Ignorant Japan Johnson Never President Pursued Say Sure These Vietnam War Way Why Would]
East Asia has prospered since the end of the Vietnam War, and Northeast Asia has prospered since the end of the Korean War in a way that seems unimaginable when you think of the history of the first half of the century.
[ Asia Century East End First Half History Korean Northeast Prospered Seems Since Think Unimaginable Vietnam War Way]
Because our homeland and very survival are once more at stake, the American people can't afford to treat this new war against terrorism like they did Vietnam.
[ Afford Against American Because Did Homeland More New Once Our Stake Survival Terrorism Treat Very Vietnam War]
I deliberately did not read anything about the Vietnam War because I felt the politics of the war eclipsed what happened to the veterans. The politics were irrelevant to what this memorial was.
[ Anything Because Deliberately Did Eclipsed Felt Happened Irrelevant Memorial Politics Read Veterans Vietnam War Were]
Neither Johnson nor his party nor the government as a whole were willing to raise, train, equip, and then send Vietnam sufficient manpower to do the job.
[ Equip Government His Job Johnson Manpower Neither Nor Party Raise Send Sufficient Then Train Vietnam Were Whole Willing]
The people who were against the Vietnam War thought I was attacking the Army. The guys in the Army thought I was representing their experiences. I was on both sides, and I survived.
[ Against Army Attacking Both Experiences Guys Representing Sides Survived Their Thought Vietnam War Were]
Obviously all of us have thought about Vietnam, particularly in my generation in Australia that were part of conscription and fought there. Our friends came back, forever changed. So there were a lot of questions.
[ Australia Back Came Changed Conscription Forever Fought Friends Generation Lot Obviously Our Part Particularly Questions Thought Us Vietnam Were]
I believe we can continue the Great Society while we fight in Vietnam.
[ Believe Continue Fight Great Society Vietnam While]
All the wrong people remember Vietnam. I think all the people who remember it should forget it, and all the people who forgot it should remember it.
[ Forget Forgot Remember Should Think Vietnam Wrong]
It's silly talking about how many years we will have to spend in the jungles of Vietnam when we could pave the whole country and put parking stripes on it and still be home by Christmas.
[ Christmas Could Country Home How Jungles Many Parking Pave Put Silly Spend Still Stripes Talking Vietnam Whole Will Years]
Hollywood never knew there was a Vietnam War until they made the movie.
[ Hollywood Knew Made Movie Never Until Vietnam War]
We managed to put together a compilation that had some creativity to it. In the meantime I was listening to the free radio stations and I noticed that during their war coverage they were playing these songs born out of the Vietnam War that were all critical of the soldiers.
[ Born Compilation Coverage Creativity Critical During Free Had Listening Managed Meantime Noticed Out Playing Put Radio Soldiers Some Songs Stations Their These Together Vietnam War Were]
I learned a lot from Vietnam veterans, especially as some of them turned against their own war.
[ Against Especially Learned Lot Own Some Their Them Turned Veterans Vietnam War]
The biggest lesson I learned from Vietnam is not to trust our own government statements. I had no idea until then that you could not rely on them.
[ Biggest Could Government Had Idea Learned Lesson Our Own Rely Statements Them Then Trust Until Vietnam]
After four or five different wars, I grew weary of that work, partly because in an open war, open to coverage, as Vietnam was, it's not that difficult, really.
[ After Because Coverage Different Difficult Five Four Grew Open Partly Really Vietnam War Wars Weary Work]
President Johnson did not want the Vietnam War to broaden. He wanted the North Vietnamese to leave their brothers in the South alone.
[ Alone Broaden Brothers Did Johnson Leave North President South Their Vietnam Vietnamese Want Wanted War]
I was too young for Korea and too old for Vietnam.
[ Korea Old Too Vietnam Young]
By the end of the summer of 1973 I thought it was virtually impossible for South Vietnam to survive. How in the heck could they?
[ Could End Heck How Impossible South Summer Survive Thought Vietnam Virtually]
It is unconscionable that 10,000 boys have died in Vietnam. If 10,000 American women had mind enough they could end the war, if they were committed to the task, even if it meant going to jail.
[ American Boys Committed Could Died End Enough Even Going Had Jail Meant Mind Task Unconscionable Vietnam War Were Women]
Although I wasn't able to get a visa for Vietnam, I was able to talk with swift boat veterans to get a feel for the time and place, and I visited a tropical prison in the Philippines to get a sense of what a Vietnamese prison might have been like.
[ Able Although Been Boat Feel Get Might Philippines Place Prison Sense Swift Talk Time Tropical Veterans Vietnam Vietnamese Visa Visited]
To win in Vietnam, we will have to exterminate a nation.
[ Exterminate Nation Vietnam Will Win]
After Watergate, America was a ship without a rudder. Vietnam was left to its own devices, drifting along towards its fate.
[ After Along America Devices Drifting Fate Left Own Rudder Ship Towards Vietnam Watergate Without]
As the senior commander in Vietnam, I was aware of the potency of public opinion - and I worried about it.
[ Aware Commander Opinion Potency Public Senior Vietnam Worried]
I remember the day I found out my draft status. I was really floored and kind of staggered around in a daze. It just hadn't occurred to me that I could end up in Vietnam.
[ Around Could Day Draft End Floored Found Hadn Just Kind Occurred Out Really Remember Staggered Status Up Vietnam]
Ho joined the French socialist party, the first Vietnamese to be a member of a French political party.
[ First French Ho Joined Member Party Political Socialist Vietnamese]
Philadelphia reflected the national turmoil over race and the Vietnam War, often exploding on my watch.
[ Exploding National Often Over Philadelphia Race Reflected Turmoil Vietnam War Watch]
Vietnam was what we had instead of happy childhoods.
[ Childhoods Had Happy Instead Vietnam]
I remember being a kid and the Vietnam War was huge and looking at Watergate.
[ Being Huge Kid Looking Remember Vietnam War Watergate]
Nixon did have a secret plan, and I knew that it involved making threats of nuclear war to North Vietnam.
[ Did Involved Knew Making Nixon North Nuclear Plan Secret Threats Vietnam War]
Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room. Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America - not on the battlefields of Vietnam.
[ America Battlefields Brought Brutality Comfort Into Living Lost Room Rooms Television Vietnam War]
No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.
[ American Event History Misunderstood More Now Than Then Vietnam War]
Well, I think everybody's a little jealous of the Vietnam Wall, even people from wars that already have good monuments. You have a monument like the Wall and nobody ever forgets your war, you can bet on that.
[ Already Bet Even Ever Everybody Forgets Good Jealous Little Monument Monuments Nobody Think Vietnam Wall War Wars Well Your]
The US military still blames the media for stories and images that turned the American public against the war in Vietnam.
[ Against American Blames Images Media Military Public Still Stories Turned Us Vietnam War]
Henry Kissinger is the greatest living war criminal in the world today, with the blood of millions of people in Vietnam and Cambodia and Laos and Chile and East Timor on his hands. He will never appear in a court or be behind bars.
[ Appear Bars Behind Blood Cambodia Chile Court Criminal East Greatest Hands Henry His Kissinger Living Millions Never Timor Today Vietnam War Will World]
Now we have a problem in making our power credible, and Vietnam is the place.
[ Credible Making Now Our Place Power Problem Vietnam]
It's shades of Vietnam again, folks: body counts.
[ Again Body Counts Folks Shades Vietnam]
Because the GIs were sent massively to South Vietnam, maybe it's a good idea to have a broadcast for them.
[ Because Broadcast Gis Good Idea Massively Maybe Sent South Them Vietnam Were]
He's a novice, but he's had these - he's experienced in leadership in tight circumstances. He started - he dropped the first bomb, led the first air strike into North Vietnam.
[ Air Bomb Circumstances Dropped Experienced First Had Into Leadership Led North Novice Started Strike These Tight Vietnam]
There have been two popular subjects for poetry in the last few decades: the Vietnam War and AIDS, about both of which almost all of us have felt deeply.
[ Aids Almost Been Both Decades Deeply Felt Few Last Poetry Popular Subjects Two Us Vietnam War Which]
Forty years ago this country went down a rabbit hole in Vietnam and millions died. I fear we're going down a rabbit hole once again - and if people can stop and think and reflect on some of the ideas and issues in this movie, perhaps I've done some damn good here!
[ Again Ago Country Damn Died Done Down Fear Forty Going Good Here Hole Ideas Issues Millions Movie Once Perhaps Rabbit Reflect Some Stop Think Vietnam Went Years]
We moved in to help the Vietnamese defend their country and confront the Viet Cong.
[ Confront Country Defend Help Moved Their Viet Vietnamese]
We should bomb Vietnam back into the stone age.
[ Age Back Bomb Into Should Stone Vietnam]
The Vietnam War required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles. What President Nixon and I tried to do was unnatural. And that is why we didn't make it.
[ Abstract Emphasize Interest Make National Nixon President Principles Rather Required Than Tried Unnatural Us Vietnam War Why]
Millions also perished in the Chinese camps, and there have been terrible genocides in Cambodia and Vietnam.
[ Also Been Cambodia Camps Chinese Millions Perished Terrible Vietnam]
Any of these Vietnam vets that have been there and know the deal, they don't feel that any Hollywood endeavor about the Vietnam era has ever gotten it right yet.
[ Any Been Deal Endeavor Era Ever Feel Gotten Hollywood Know Right These Vets Vietnam Yet]
At least I'm at peace with myself. I have done my best to write a book about what really happened there and why it happened and it's done, it's published. I won't write another book on Vietnam.
[ Another Best Book Done Happened Least Myself Peace Published Really Vietnam Why Won Write]
The friendlies were South Vietnamese women and children, helpless victims in a war they did not understand.
[ Children Did Helpless South Understand Victims Vietnamese War Were Women]
I had the good fortune to be able to right an injustice that I thought was being heaped on young people by lowering the voting age, where you had young people that were old enough to die in Vietnam but not old enough to vote for their members of Congress that sent them there.
[ Able Age Being Congress Die Enough Fortune Good Had Heaped Injustice Lowering Members Old Right Sent Their Them Thought Vietnam Vote Voting Were Where Young]
The Vietnam War was happening, but Lubbock was... They put a pinch on it.
[ Happening Pinch Put Vietnam War]
I believe firmly in reconciliation among Vietnamese to avoid unnecessary shedding of the blood of Vietnamese.
[ Among Avoid Believe Blood Firmly Reconciliation Shedding Unnecessary Vietnamese]
I couldn't be happier that President Bush has stood up for having served in the National Guard, because I can finally put an end to all those who questioned my motives for enlisting in the Army Reserve at the height of the Vietnam War.
[ Army Because Bush End Finally Guard Happier Having Height Motives National President Put Questioned Reserve Served Stood Those Up Vietnam War]
If John Kerry had a dollar for every time he bragged about serving in Vietnam - oh wait, he does.
[ Does Dollar Every Had John Kerry Oh Serving Time Vietnam Wait]
What are we blaming? Is this Vietnam? We made a movie, it didn't make much money. I'm gonna be really happy if somebody watches it in 10 years' time and really enjoys it.
[ Blaming Enjoys Gonna Happy Made Make Money Movie Much Really Somebody Time Vietnam Watches Years]
In 2003, Congress authorized the construction of a visitor center for the Vietnam Memorial to help provide information and educate the public about the memorial and the Vietnam War.
[ Authorized Center Congress Construction Educate Help Information Memorial Provide Public Vietnam Visitor War]
We should declare war on North Vietnam. We could pave the whole country and put parking strips on it, and still be home by Christmas.
[ Christmas Could Country Declare Home North Parking Pave Put Should Still Strips Vietnam War Whole]
In Vietnam we have no political prisoners. No one is arrested or jailed for his or her speech or point of view. They are put in jail because they violated the law.
[ Arrested Because Her His Jail Jailed Law Point Political Prisoners Put Speech Vietnam View Violated]
I believe Johnson understood that the reason was Vietnam. I also believe that he felt that if there was a way to communicate the real issues in Vietnam, that the reasons would be answered or understood. But there was just no way to communicate.
[ Also Answered Believe Communicate Felt Issues Johnson Just Real Reason Reasons Understood Vietnam Way Would]
But despite their heroic acts, the Vietnam Veterans of America continued to struggle to establish a combat badge in honor of these brave pilots and medics.
[ Acts America Badge Brave Combat Continued Despite Establish Heroic Honor Pilots Struggle Their These Veterans Vietnam]
I only follow one party: the Vietnamese party.
[ Follow Only Party Vietnamese]
We pretended there was no problem with Agent Orange after Vietnam and later the Pentagon recanted, after untold suffering by veterans.
[ After Agent Later Orange Pentagon Pretended Problem Suffering Untold Veterans Vietnam]
When I was building the Vietnam Memorial, I never once asked the veterans what it was like in the war, because from my point of view, you don't pry into other people's business.
[ Asked Because Building Business Into Memorial Never Once Other Point Pry Veterans Vietnam View War]
It seems to me the American people never really forgave the Democrats for being right about Vietnam.
[ American Being Democrats Forgave Never Really Right Seems Vietnam]
This is the voice of Vietnam Broadcasting from Hanoi, capitol of the Democratic republic of Vietnam.
[ Broadcasting Capitol Democratic Hanoi Republic Vietnam Voice]
Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making. Our Vietnam Veterans have taught us that no matter what are positions may be on policy, as Americans and patriots, we must support all of our soldiers with our thoughts and our prayers.
[ Americans Families Making Matter May Must Our Patriots Policy Positions Prayers Sacrifices Soldiers Support Taught Thank Thoughts Us Veterans Vietnam Your]
I was not able to stop or slow down the Vietnam War.
[ Able Down Slow Stop Vietnam War]
Idealism that makes no distinction between areas where our national interest lies and those from which it is remote does no good for America. The weariness of the post-Versailles, post-Korea, post-Vietnam eras is never far from the national mood.
[ America Areas Between Distinction Does Eras Far Good Idealism Interest Lies Makes Mood National Never Our Remote Those Weariness Where Which]
The Vietnamese have a secret weapon. It's their willingness to die beyond our willingness to kill. In effect, they've been saying, You can kill us, but you'll have to kill a lot of us; you may have to kill all of us. And, thank heaven, we are not yet ready to do that.
[ Been Beyond Die Effect Heaven Kill Lot May Our Ready Saying Secret Thank Their Us Vietnamese Weapon Willingness Yet]
I would say that the Pentagon Papers case of 1971 - in which the government tried to block the The New York Times and The Washington Post that they obtained from a secret study of how we got involved in the war in Vietnam - that is probably the most important case.
[ Block Case Got Government How Important Involved Most New Obtained Papers Pentagon Post Probably Say Secret Study Times Tried Vietnam War Washington Which Would York]
Senator Albert Gore Sr. was one of the first outspoken critics of the Vietnam War.
[ Albert Critics First Gore Outspoken Senator Vietnam War]
Vietnam helped me realize who the true heroes really are in this world. It's not the home-run hitters.
[ Helped Heroes Hitters Realize Really True Vietnam World]
One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam. War
[ Battlefield Casualties Down Great Greatest Shot Society Vietnam War]
We didn't lose Vietnam. We quit Vietnam.
[ Lose Quit Vietnam]
Vietnam was the first war ever fought without any censorship. Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.
[ Any Censorship Confused Ever First Fought Get Mind Public Terribly Things Vietnam War Without]
So one important lesson of Vietnam is, the first casualty of an unwise and unjust war are the American troops called on to fight it. Their service should be honored.
[ American Called Casualty Fight First Honored Important Lesson Service Should Their Troops Unjust Unwise Vietnam War]
Some people think my father was a spy, because of working for that government agency in Vietnam, but he can't find his car keys, much less keep a national secret.
[ Agency Because Car Father Find Government His Keep Keys Less Much National Secret Some Spy Think Vietnam Working]
Throughout the 20th century, the Republican Party benefited from a non-interventionist foreign policy. Think of how Eisenhower came in to stop the Korean War. Think of how Nixon was elected to stop the mess in Vietnam.
[ Benefited Came Century Eisenhower Elected Foreign How Korean Mess Nixon Party Policy Republican Stop Think Throughout Vietnam War]
You don't attack the grunts of Vietnam; you blame the theory behind the war. Nobody who fought in that war was at fault. It was the war itself that was at fault. It's the same thing with psychotherapy.
[ Attack Behind Blame Fault Fought Grunts Itself Nobody Psychotherapy Same Theory Thing Vietnam War]
The Vietnam memorial is a masterpiece. The names of the dead are listed there, chronologically. Just the names.
[ Dead Just Listed Masterpiece Memorial Names Vietnam]
Our numbers have increased in Vietnam because the aggression of others has increased in Vietnam. There is not, and there will not be, a mindless escalation.
[ Aggression Because Escalation Increased Mindless Numbers Others Our Vietnam Will]
Vietnamese must be made to feel that they are racial inferiors with no right to national identity.
[ Feel Identity Inferiors Made Must National Racial Right Vietnamese]
We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war.
[ Giving Now Opportunity Ussr Vietnam War]
If you run an Internet search on Vietnam and the war, most of the information you get begins at about 1962. I think this is telling. It is missing the whole period that led up to the reasons the war happened in the first place.
[ Begins First Get Happened Information Internet Led Missing Most Period Place Reasons Run Search Telling Think Up Vietnam War Whole]
It's not right to say that our loss in Vietnam turned out to be a gain. But lessons were learned. And they were the right lessons.
[ Gain Learned Lessons Loss Our Out Right Say Turned Vietnam Were]
By the mid-sixties, the United States had poured more than half a million troops into South Vietnam.
[ Had Half Into Million More Poured South States Than Troops United Vietnam]